In the '90s, I came into a FN Supreme single shot Mauser with a big Douglas barrel in a roll over cheek piece Fajen walnut stock. It had been sitting for 25 years in the back of a closet in a little ramble down house where an elderly bachelor lived.
After a solid week of work to get the barrel clean, it shot 1/2" 5 shot groups. It was chambered in 244 Remington.
A good friend's father was a pretty well known 'smith in our area and it turned out he had built the gun for the gentleman. His Dad's name was in the barrel channel in pencil. I got the gun back to my friend. He has also passed now and his son has it....a gun that his Grandpa built.
Pretty cool circle of events, all in all.